Effective medications for opioid use disorder rarely used

Most individuals diagnosed with opioid use disorder are not on recommended medications and even fewer remain in care, according to a research letter published today in JAMA Internal Medicine by lead author Ashley Leech, Ph.D., ...

Medical economics

Study looks at race-ethnicity-gender disparities in statin use

For several race-ethnicity-gender groups, statin use disparities are not explained by measurable differences in medical appropriateness of therapy, access to health care, or socioeconomic status, according to a study published ...


Examining percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion therapy

Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia, is increasing in incidence and prevalence worldwide. AF significantly increases the risk of intracardiac thrombus formation and, if left untreated, ischemic ...


Positive trial results for RSV infant treatment: Sanofi

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi announced trial results on Friday that showed its preventative treatment for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) reduced the rate of babies being hospitalized by more than 80 percent.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Migraine: how to diagnose, manage and prevent

Migraine is a major cause of disability, affecting about 12% of people. A 2-part series published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) on diagnosing and managing the condition with both acute and preventive therapy ...

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